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Old 26th April 2008, 04:51 AM   #2
Roger
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Hi Shane,
Looks like you've done your research on this.
I pretty much agree, but wonder why you've selected the Futura 144 over say the GO 144 (same shape, different/more robust construction).
At your weight (90 Kg./198 lbs.) a little more volume (GO/Futura 155) might be helpful.
To get from where you are (skill level) to fully planing, hooked in and in the footstraps, there are going to be a few "trips over the front/catapaults" and the heavier but more robust TufSkin construction might serve you well.
As far as comparisons with other boards, the Futura/GO range are indeed very easy to sail and should help you to progress as quickly as possilbe.
Hope this helps,
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